Live music speaks to the soul and stirs something within, especially with a drink in hand! Key West's bars and pubs also serve as mini music halls, so great music can be found every night. Many classic, sticky-floor dive bars like the Hog's Breath and Sloppy Joe's feature sing-a-long rock and pop covers that everyone knows well enough to shout the refrain. Others showcase a wider range of musical genres, and you may uncover a new favorite band.
The newest addition to Duval Street is the Little Room Jazz Club, a sophisticated lounge that plays jazz and blues nightly, while the Smokin' Tuna is another rookie just off Duval Street with a large outdoor stage and all the hits. Head to Pete's Dueling Piano Bar for a musical battle followed by dancing late into the night, or take in some country tunes at Cowboy Bills before trying your luck with the mechanical bull.
With an eclectic musical line up, Green Parrot never disappoints, and the Rum Barrel's outdoor stage has attracted some big names - like Bo Bice from American Idol. For date night, Virgilio's serves up Italian fare and jazz music, while Schooner Wharf is a low key place to stumble into - or out of - down in the Historic Seaport.